Coronavirus: Bengaluru Airport raises AC temperature to deal with COVID-19
If you go to the Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru, don’t be surprised if you are feeling warmer than usual as the temperature has been raised by 2 degrees to tackle coronavirus
In a bid to keep the coronavirus at bay, the temperature of air conditioning units at Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International Airport has been set higher by 2 degrees than usual.
The decision was taken to comply with COVID-19 guidelines issued by India Society of Heating, Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Engineers (ISHRAE) for the operation and maintenance of air-conditioned spaces, approved by CPWD, the airport officials said.
According to a report on The Indian Express, Bengaluru International Airport Limited (BIAL) spokesperson said, ““The air-conditioning temperature setpoint has been increased to 25°C to comply with recommendations of temperature range between 24–30°C. With this change in temperature setpoint, the temperature in all air-conditioned premises at BLR Airport will be maintained at 25 ±1°C. In the pre-COVID-19 period, the temperature at the terminal was maintained at 23 ±1°C.”
The officials added that fresh air intake to centrally air-conditioned premises have been enhanced well above the recommended levels.
“Periodic disinfection of air conditioning equipment filters and coils are also being carried out,” they added.